FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD: Canada’s new food guide shuns industry, sunscreen is the new margarine, and exercise “snacks” improve fitness

by | Jan 25, 2019

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This week Canada’s new food guide shuns industry, sunscreen is the new margarine, and exercise “snacks” improve fitness.

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3 Responses to “FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD: Canada’s new food guide shuns industry, sunscreen is the new margarine, and exercise “snacks” improve fitness”

  1. Laura says:

    Once again… the science is firmly behind using sunscreen. See Dr Dray on YouTube for references that refute these claims… just plain silly

  2. Adrienne says:

    Thanks for the interesting links! Regarding the sunscreen article,at first I felt that it focused only on mortality while ignoring the other impacts non-melanoma skin cancers can cause. Those skin cancers can be physically disfiguring, painful, and take significant money and time to treat. My 90+ year old grandmother tried months of radiation and surgery for squamous-cell carcinoma of her nose, but it came back more aggressive. They had to remove her nose to stop the cancer from spreading and damaging more critical structures (she has a prosthetic nose now and is doing fine). However, after I read the article all the way through, I recognized that the recommendations from other countries are to have daily sun exposure without burning. That doesn’t seem unreasonable, and that same grandmother that has struggled with skin cancer is the longest living and has the best overall health of my relatives in her generation. I have no way of knowing if her incidences of skin cancer we’re from periodic sunburns or daily non-burning exposure, so it’s still unclear what I’m really risking with daily exposure. Anyway, it’s nice to see researchers working to understand the human body as a whole, interrelated system.

  3. Hanna says:

    For the sunscreen article, it is “Outside Online”, not “outdoor online” (as you mentioned in the end).

    As far as my limited scientific knowledge regarding the biological set up and needs of human body is concerned, nothing is black and white. You need sun as well as you need sunscreen. Maintain balance and you can lead a healthy life. I don’t understand the logic of few people who try to gatekeep the usage of sunscreen.

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